Saturday, 19 December 2015


Masses over Christmas time in North Staffs (Birmingham Archdiocese) are as follows:

19 Dec. 2015:  Low Mass (fortnightly), 10 a.m., at Our Lady of the Assumption                   
                      Swynnerton (near Stone) ST15 0QZ

24 Dec.  CHRISTMAS VIGIL MASS (Low):  6.00 p.m., Carols 5.30 p.m.,  SWYNNERTON

29 Dec.  Low, Tuesday 11 a.m., Feast of ST. THOMAS of CANTERBURY,  at
             St. Wulstan's Church, Wolstanton near Newcastle-u-Lyme, ST5 0EF

 1 Jan. 2016:  Octave Day of the Nativity, Low Mass 11 a.m., Wolstanton (no evening Mass)

 2 Jan. 2016   Low Mass (Fortnightly), 10 a.m., Swynnerton  

 6 Jan. 2016:  EPIPHANY:  Low Mass 6.30 p.m., Swynnerton 

Monday, 2 November 2015

Forthcoming Masses & Inaugural Mass at FSSP Church Warrington 21 Nov

Partly this is to remind us of the 7 pm Low Mass for the Feast of All Souls at Our Lady’s Swynnerton at 7 pm this evening, as well as the fortnightly Mass at Swynnerton  this Saturday (7th.) at 10 am, and the First Friday Mass at St. Wulstan’s, Wolstanton at 7 pm on 6 Nov.

However, the following Sat. morning Mass at Swynnerton may be cancelled as Fr. Chavasse and a number of us may be attending the Inaugural Mass of the FSSP taking over the Church of St. Mary’s Warrington T 12 NOON on Sat. 21 Nov.  Please check (phone 01270-768144/e-mail) close to the day if you are intending to attend the 21 Nov. Mass at 10 am Swynnerton.

Details of the Inaugural Solemn High Mass at Warrington are as follows:

St Mary's, Warrington - Inauguration of the ministry of the Priestly Fraternity of St Peter in the Liverpool Archdiocese:

On Saturday 21st November 2015 at 12 noon,  On the Feast of the Presentation of Our Lady.

Polyphonic Solemn High Mass in the presence of the Most Reverend Malcolm Patrick McMahon OP, Archbishop of Liverpool,

at St Mary’s Priory Church, Buttermarket Street, Warrington WA1 2NS.

 Access: Warrington is conveniently located at the intersection of the M6, M62 and M56 (overflow car parks by adjacent supermarkets). It is under 2h from London Euston by direct train: the 9:30AM service will take you there by 11:14AM. Warrington is 17 miles from Manchester Airport. All welcome. Choir dress for clergy. Refreshments will follow.


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Thursday, 29 October 2015

Low Mass Feast of All Souls 2 Nov

There is a Low Mass in the Traditional Rite on the Feast of All Souls, Nov. 2, at 7 pm at Our Lady of the Assumption Church, Swynnerton.   The following Friday, Nov. 6, there is a First Friday Low Mass at 7 pm at St. Wulstan’s Church, Wolstanton.

 Visit to Rome with LMS and Una Voce

I got back from Rome two days ago where members of the LMS and Una Voce International (Jamie Bogle wasn’t re-elected as President, but Joseph Shaw was as Treasurer) were among an international procession of hundreds, perhaps over 1,000, of traditionalists led by many clerics through the streets of Rome to St. Peter’s, where Solemn High Mass was celebrated in the Traditional Rite in the chapel beneath the Holy Paraclete window.  LMS and Una Voce members and guests were addressed by Cardinal Pell at a dinner in his honour.


Thursday, 24 September 2015


Unfortunately, the Trad. Rite Mass at Our Lady’s Swynnerton this Sunday (6pm 27 Sept. 2015) is cancelled.  It’s just one of those things when possible replacement priests have commitments already, and it may well have been a low turn out with one of the altar boys being confirmed in the ICKSP Church in Preston.


There is Low Mass this Saturday 26 Sept at 10 am and fortnightly thereafter (10, 24 Oct …) and usual Sunday Mass at Swynnerton on Sunday Oct. 4th. at 6 pm.  First Friday Mass at St. Wulstan’s, Wolstanton, on 2 Oct. is at 7 pm.

Monday, 14 September 2015


Please disregard the date of Oct. 3rd for a Saturday 10 am Mass at Swynnerton in the earlier message.  The fortnightly Masses will be maintained at 10 am, but from and including Saturday 26 Sept: following Saturday Masses will be on October 10th, October 24th, November 7th etc.  We are grateful to Fr. Chavasse for arranging this in order to fit in with his busy schedule.


There will not be a 10 am Saturday morning Mass at Swynnerton this weekend (19 Sept) as Fr. Chavasse is away.  There will be a replacement priest for the Sunday 6 pm Mass (20 Sept.) which will be Low.  There will also be a replacement priest for the Sunday 6pm Mass the following Sunday (27 Sept.) at Our Lady’s Swynnerton.


Thereafter the schedule is as usual with Fr. Chavasse on Saturdays (next Oct 3) and Sunday evenings.  Fr. Dykes will celebrate First Friday Mass at St. Wulstan’s, Wolstanton on Friday 2 Oct. at 7 pm.


Thursday, 20 August 2015


This Saturday’s Mass (22 Aug. ) is cancelled.  Fr. Chavasse had to have another couple of days in hospital  mid-week, but he’s out now, and we will have Mass as usual 6pm Sunday. 

Saturday, 16 May 2015

Feast of The Sacred Heart Mass at Swynnerton

There will be a Low Mass for the Feast of the Sacred Heart on Friday, 12 June at 7 pm., at Our Lady of the Assumption Church, Swynnerton.  This evening Mass replaces the usual Saturday morning Mass the following day (13th.).  The next Saturday morning Mass will be 27 June at 10 am.

Our thanks to Fr. Paul Chavasse, Cong. Orat.

Monday, 16 February 2015

Sung Mass Swynnerton 1st Sunday of Lent

The 6 pm Mass at Our Lady of the Assumption Swynnerton this Sunday, 25 Feb. will be celebrated by Fr. Stephen Goodman (Fr Chavasse undergoing therapy, but he is much improved, Deo Gratias) and will be a Missa Cantata.  Possibly also Fr. Goodman will celebrate the following Sunday.